Contemporary History

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to deepen the general knowledge of the student on the main issues of contemporary history in the political, socio-economic and institutional areas from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the world of the post-Cold War, placing European events as the privileged center of analysis . The course will also focus on the main transformations of Italian society and institutions from 1946 to 1994.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

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Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
The course of contemporary history is divided in two parts. The first one analyzes the international context after the second world war, years characterized of the political, economic and ideologic conflict between Unites States and Soviet Union. In particular, the lessons will focus on the political, socio-economic and institutional development of the main western countries: United States, Federal Republic of German, France and Great Britain. The second one, instead, takes into consideration the main transformations of the italian society and institutions from 1945 to 1992, that is during the so-called first Republic. In this case, a specific attention will be dedicated to the main political phases of the republican story: the centrism, the centre-left, the national solidarity, etc.
Prerequisites for admission
For the general part, in-depth knowledge of the development lines of contemporary Italian and international history from 1870 to the present day.
Teaching methods
Ex cathedra lessons; analysis and discussion in classroom of the written and audiovisual sources
Teaching Resources
[Program's information for attending students]:
Parte generale:
S. Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione. Storia del mondo contemporaneo dalla Restaurazione ai giorni nostri, Torino, Utet, 2014, capp. 13-40, o altri manuali indicati all'inizio del corso
Parte Monografica:
Appunti dalle lezioni.
Uno a scelta tra i seguenti volumi:
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016
P. Clarke, Speranza e gloria. L'Inghilterra nel XX secolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, capp. VI-XII
[Program's information for not attending students]:
Parte generale:
S. Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione. Storia del mondo contemporaneo dalla Restaurazione ai giorni nostri, Torino, Utet, 2014, capp. 13-40, o altri manuali indicati all'inizio del corso
Parte Monografica:
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016
P. Clarke, Speranza e gloria. L'Inghilterra nel XX secolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, capp. VI-XII
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test which allows to obtain a mark up to 30/30 with honors. The test focuses on the scheduled topics and it aim to verify students' knowledge about them. The student has to show a sure knowledge of the 'formal' aspects of historical knowledge (dates, events, etc.), the appropriate use of historiographic language and, in particular, the ability to identify the connections, on a diachronic and synchronic level, between different phases and specific areas of historical development.
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours

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Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
The course is divided into three phases: the birth of the contemporary age from the Risorgimento to the First World War; the period between the two wars and the totalitarianisms; the knots and protagonists of contemporaneity from the Cold War to globalization. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of Italy in the international scenario.
Prerequisites for admission
Good knowledge of European and international history from 1848 to the present day.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons; lessons will benefit from the use of audiovisual media and supports.
Teaching Resources
As for the general part, in-depth knowledge of the lines of development of Italian and international contemporary history from 1848 to today is required, to be prepared by reading a good manual of contemporary history. The recommended text is the manual: Giovanni Sabbatucci, Vittorio Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo. Dal 1848 a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, repeatedly re-edited.
Furthermore, it is preferable to combine the study of the manual with the consultation of a historical atlas.

Next to the attendance and notes of the course and knowledge of the manual, a book chosen from the following is required for the achievement of nine credits (9 CFU):
- Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (318 pp.);
- Erich Hobsbawm, L'età degli imperi 1875-1914, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione 2005 (456 pp.);
- Silvio Lanaro, Storia dell'Italia repubblicana, Venezia, Marsilio, ultima edizione 2001 (496 pp.).

Together with the study of a book chosen from the following:
- Mark Mazower, Le ombre dell'Europa. Democrazie e totalitarismi nel XX secolo, Milano, Garzanti, ultima edizione 2005 (477 pp.);
- Federico Romero, Storia della Guerra fredda. L'ultimo conflitto per l'Europa, Torino, Einaudi, 2009 (356 pp.);
- Giovanni Sabbatucci, Partiti e culture politiche nell'Italia unita, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014 (386 pp.).
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PROGRAM FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

As for the general part, in-depth knowledge of the lines of development of Italian and international contemporary history from 1848 to today is required, to be prepared by reading a good manual of contemporary history. The recommended text is the manual: Giovanni Sabbatucci, Vittorio Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo. Dal 1848 a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, repeatedly re-edited. Furthermore, it is preferable to combine the study of the manual with the consultation of a historical atlas.

Next to the knowledge of the manual, a book chosen from the following is required for the achievement of nine credits (9 CFU):
- Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (318 pp.);
- Erich Hobsbawm, L'età degli imperi 1875-1914, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione 2005 (456 pp.);
- Silvio Lanaro, Storia dell'Italia repubblicana, Venezia, Marsilio, ultima edizione 2001 (496 pp.).

Together with the study of a book chosen from the following:
- Mark Mazower, Le ombre dell'Europa. Democrazie e totalitarismi nel XX secolo, Milano, Garzanti, ultima edizione 2005 (477 pp.);
- Federico Romero, Storia della Guerra fredda. L'ultimo conflitto per l'Europa, Torino, Einaudi, 2009 (356 pp.);
- Giovanni Sabbatucci, Partiti e culture politiche nell'Italia unita, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014 (386 pp.).

Finally, the study of a book chosen from the following is required:
- Simona Colarizi, Storia politica della Repubblica: partiti, movimenti, istituzioni 1943-2006, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007 (314 pp.);
- Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, L'età del disordine: storia del mondo attuale 1968-2017, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018 (210 pp.);
- Guido Formigoni, Storia della politica internazionale nell'età contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, ultima edizione 2006 (479 pp.).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a test that allows you to achieve a mark of up to 30/30 with honors.
The student is required to have a sure knowledge of the formal aspects of historical knowledge (dates, events, etc.), the appropriate use of historiographic lexicon and, in particular, the ability to identify the connections, on the diachronic and synchronic level, between different phases and specific areas of historical becoming.
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Canella Maria
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday from 04:00 p.m. - to 05:30 on appointment e-mailing to maria.canella@unimi.it. Due to the health emergency, the meeting takes place by appointment via email on Skype or Teams.
Office n. 205 - via Livorno 1 - second floor